Apr 26, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) celebrates with forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) after hitting the game winning shot during the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki: Mavs 'stole' Game 3 from Spurs

The Dallas Mavericks managed to take home court advantage away from the San Antonio Spurs by winning Game Two on the road. The Spurs almost returned the favor in Game Three, but a last second three-pointer from Vince Carter won the game for the Mavs to give them a 2-1 lead in the series and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki was very candid in assessing the game.

“We stole one,” Nowitzki said, via ESPN Dallas.

Carter on the other hand attributed it to preparation.

“That’s what is needed,” Carter said. “That’s why we come out here [on the practice floor], walk through, and make sure everyone is on the same page. We do that so when coach calls a play on the fly, everybody isn’t looking around and scratching their head. Everyone gets into their position and focuses in on what needs to be done.

“It’s just all about our preparation and guys staying focused, being engaged in the game and not really shying away from the pressure.”

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